Sterne's Artistic Legacy
An interest in Laurence Sterne is not confined to academic study and scholars of 18th century fiction.
His artistic legacy is immense; writers such as Italo Calvino, Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, Orhan Pamuk, Salman Rushdie, and Vladimir Nabokov are just a few of the many who acknowledge a debt to Sterne.
His creative approach is still a vital force in generating new work in the present day by artists of all disciplines. Writers, musicians, performers, ceramicists, actors, and particularly, visual artists are all energized by Sterne.
The Laurence Sterne Trust encourages and promotes new work by those stimulated by Sterne’s innovative genius. Sometimes, with the help of grants, the Trust can commission work; sometimes artists approach us to exhibit work they have produced; sometimes a theme for an exhibition prompts us to approach artists and collaborate.